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Police Officer Derrick Christopher Connor

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, December 12, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Derrick Christopher Connor

Officer Connor,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officers who were also killed in that accident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 12, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 12, 2017

Derrick, I know how you came to be seated in that car with Manny that night--it was becuase I took the night off to go to a party!

I am so sorry my brother--you were a great guy! Each year at this time I am huanted by this night. You were a brave, easy going, and embodied the future of what the LAPD was becoming (for the better).

I miss each of you my brother--I still wear my memorial band to this day for each of you. It does not seem like 24 years have passed.

Rest in peace my brother--

John E. Smith #24687
Los Angeles Police Dept.-RETIRED

December 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Connor. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.


January 14, 2012

23 years.. Man, it does not seem like that long. You guys have not been forgotten. RIP

Detective III

December 12, 2011

Brother I think of you often and know you are looking down and still backing up your fellow officers. God if now your chief..07/87.

O. Jimenez

September 4, 2010

Officer Connor - They put both police cars on display at the Academy. Your death was a tragedy - but no doubt it kept my foot lighter on the gas pedal. Thanks for your service to the people of Los Angeles. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 20, 2010

You are not forgotten. The three of you live on in the hearts of your LAPD family.


December 12, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 12, 2009

The world is a better place for your having been here, even though your time here was too short. Rest in peace, brave hero.


December 11, 2009

Officer Connor,You were cheated out of so many years with your loved ones. I pray that it does bring them some comfort in knowing you will be together again. My son was born on this day,December 12th. His name is Connor

summit county


December 28, 2008

Thinking about you. Many years have past, but you are not forgotten.


December 11, 2008

Meeting a few fellow Cowboys tonight, to have a drink in memory of You Classmate.....

Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

December 18, 2007

He answered the call, of himself gave his all, and a part of America died.

It is hard to believe that 19 years have passed since that fateful day. It is a day that lives out in my mind. God bless you, you have not been forgotten. I hope the three of you still stand strong together and watch over the rest of us here.

Detective III

December 10, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 6, 2007

The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 1, 2007

It is only April and already 15 have lost their lives to on - duty traffic collisions. Not a week goes by that I do not remind LAPD officers to drive safely as well as drive defensively. This December will be the 19th anniversary of that fateful night. I still remember that night vividly as I was working with a recent Central Division transfer to Harbor Division....

Maj M. B. Parlor

April 10, 2007

I have been to so many cop funerals (sigh), but this was the hardest, regarding maintaing my composure. His memory lives on amongst many of us....

Maj M. B. Parlor

October 19, 2006

Never forgotten, thank- you for your courage and the greatest gift of all,...
your life.

Correctional Officer V.T. Robinson
Clayton County Sheriff's Office

December 22, 2004

Rest easy, brother. You are not forgotten nor will you ever be. May your son/family know that you are a true hero in a world that needs them. Thank you for your service.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

October 30, 2003

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